NSPE Gateway to Government March 21, 2007
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

2007 Federal Engineer of the Year Named

Garrett D. Polhamus, Ph.D., P.E., chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Bioeffects Division, the world’s premier center for researching the bioeffects of lasers and microwaves, has been named the NSPE's 2007 Federal Engineer of the Year. Polhamus received the honor during the 28th Annual FEYA Banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 22.

Twenty-six engineers were nominated by their federal agencies for the Federal Engineer of the Year Award.  The 22 engineers who were able to attend the luncheon were recognized with a plaque naming them as an agency winner.   Those not able to attend were sent their plaques. Photos of the event are available online.

PEG thanks its members who helped make this award happen.  This year's judges were Bernard Corker, P.E., F.NSPE, chair;  Mark Bannon, P.E., AICP; Karen Pedersen, P.E., F.NSPE; Kenneth McDonald, LTC; Nancy Manley, P.E., F.NSPE; John Cardarelli, Ph.D., P.E. Master of Ceremonies for the award luncheon was immediate past chair Paul Bowers, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE. 

PEG To Present Web Seminar "Client/Consultant Relationships"

Client/Consultant Relationships, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
May 24, 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. E.D.T.
NSPE and SAME members: $ 119.00 per connection
Nonmembers: $139.00 per connection 

The client and consultant relationship can be tumultuous when both loose sight of the goal. This web seminar will give you an understanding of each persceptive and help you avoid the bad and the ugly.    Go to the NSPE website to register.

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PEG Mentors Are Available

A PEG mentor is a government employed professional engineer who you may contact for your professional development. Engineering students or engineers who are seeking a mentor may contact any one of the of the PEG mentors. They have volunteered their personal time to give you assistance. These NSPE-PEG individuals are available to answer your questions about the engineering profession, provide career guidance, and other related mentor-like assistance.   

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Mentor of the Year Nominations Due March 31, 2007

Mentoring is one of the most valuable gifts a PE can give to a young engineer.  Many of your members are already doing it and they deserve the recognition!  Nominate your outstanding member/mentors for the NSPE Mentor of the Year Award through your state society.  For more information contact Mary Maul at 703-684-2833.

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Deadline for the Management Study Fellowship Extended

The John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to an engineer pursuing advanced studies in management, an MBA, a master's degree in engineering management, or a master's degree in public administration. It is available to any engineer intern or licensed professional engineer from any discipline.  The deadline to apply has been extended to April 15.

Download the
John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship application.

The following point system shall be used as a basis for selecting the recipient of this PEG Fellowship:

Undergraduate Final GPA

20 pts

Professional Activities

20 pts

Community Activities

20 pts


20 pts

NSPE Membership

10 pts

PEG Membership

5 pts

Government Employee

5 pts


100 pts

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Construction Seminars Offer Hot Topics

The Professional Engineers in Construction have designed several seminars based on talks at the July Convention. Be sure to attend!

Brownfields Sites - Grants and Incentives to Cleanup and Redevelop
March 21, 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. E.D.T.
John A. Sartor, P.E., PP, senior vice president, Paulus, Sokalowski and Sartor LLC

Through the Roof - Escalating Construction Costs
April 18, 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. E.D.T.
Michael Kennedy, principal, Stantec Consulting Inc.

Cost Per Site One seminar

  • $149 NSPE member
  • $189 Nonmember


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    Take the 2007 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest Challenge

    All current NSPE individual members, NSPE state societies, and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) are invited to participate in the 2007 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest. Here's your opportunity to match your wits with experienced PEs and engineering students throughout the country!

    Contestants are encouraged to analyze the facts of a real situation involving the ethical obligations of a professional engineer as a member of the United States military. Contestants must develop discussion and conclusions about the ethics of the engineer in the case using the format of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.  Entries must be 750 words or less and must be received at NSPE Headquarters by April 20.

    The winning entry will receive a certificate, recognition in PE Magazine, and an award of $1,000 ($500 to the NSPE state society or NSPE chapter and $500 divided among the authors), provided by the NSPE Educational Foundation.

    Judges will decide the winner based on quality of the entry in form and presentation; demonstration of understanding of the implications concerning ethical or unethical behavior; and comprehensive analysis of the case and arguments supporting your conclusions.

    The contest is named for NSPE’s former general counsel, who played a key role in the founding of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.

    Please visit the "Ethics" section of the NSPE Web site  for additional information or to download a contest flyer in PDF format.

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    What Would A Day Without PEs Be Like?

    To celebrate 100 years of engineering licensure, NSPE and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying will be producing a special issue of PE magazine in June. Since PEs and EIs are the best people to tell how engineers make a difference, we'd like to hear from you. The contest is simple. In 100 words or less, answer the following question: What would a day without PEs be like?

    Top entries will be published in the June issue of PE, and you'll also be eligible to win an iPod, gift certificates, a free registration at the NSPE annual conference in Denver ($250-$500 value), and a waiver of the application fee for establishing an NCEES Record. 

    Submit your entry by March 23. The fine print: Entries become property of NSPE, and they may be edited for space and published in PE magazine.

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    State Representatives Share Local Engineering News

    Michael Simpson, PEG member from California, reported the following:
    The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists, which is supported by the California Society of Professional Engineers, held a high school essay contest on Nanotechnology. Seniors were asked to write on one or more uses of nanotechnology. This year’s winners were announced during EWeek. Aminika Lott from Narbonne High School was the winner. Aminika plans to attend Tennessee State University to major in kinesiology or physical therapy. Debra Zepeda from Fairfax High School was runner up. Debra plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, to major in civil engineering.

    Let PEG members know what is happening in your state via PEG E-news. Send your state news to Marcia Prichard.

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    Events Calendar

    NSPE Calendar

    21 Brownfields Sites
    25 – 27 Lifesavers 2007 Conference Chicago
    31 NSPE Mentor of the Year nominations

    15 John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship applications due
    18 Through the Roof - Escalating Construction Costs

    24 Client/Consultant Relationship Web Seminar sponsored by PEG

    26 – 29 NSPE Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado
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    2006-07 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

    Scott E. Nodes, P.E., P.T.O.E.
    Transportation Engineering Manager
    Arizona Dept of Transportation

    Immediate Past Chair
    Paul M. Bowers, P.E.


    Russell G. Martin, P.E.
    Program Director
    Maine Department of Human Services
    Division of Health Engineering

    Majella D. Stevenson, P.E.
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, BRAC

    Northeast Region Vice Chair
    Louise Carosi Doyle, P.E. 
    Associate Engineer
    Weschester County Health Dept

    Southeast Region Vice Chair
    Julius C. Stafford, P.E.
    City Safety and Regulations Engineer
    City of Richmond

    Central Region Vice Chair

    Southwest Region Vice Chair
    Manuela (Nellie) Gomez Shannon, P.E.
    Assistant Director of Public Works
    City of San Antonio

    Western and Pacific Region Vice Chair

    North Central Region Vice Chair

    Young Engineer Representative
    Michael Yee
    Fleet and Industrial Supply Center

    Young Engineer Representative 


    State Representatives:
    Daniel G. Miller, P.E. - KS
    Kristal D. Metro, P.E. - NM
    Robert B. Darby, P.E. - UT
    Ali M. Mustapha, P.E. - LA
    Diane M. Carlson, P.E. - MI
    Telesphor L. Charland, P.E. - VA
    Jesse R. Guerra Jr., P.E. - TX

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    To contribute or view the complete list of PEG Sustaining Sponsors, visit the PEG Fund for Professional Development.



    Engineers Week
    2007 Global Marathon
    For, By and About Women in Engineering
    March 22-23

    Of  special interest
    March 22, 5:30 -6:00 p.m. (EDT)
    "The PE: a Way for Female Engineers to set Themselves Apart."

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